New Ph.D.-level course on International Mediation now enrolling

Author: Jena O'Brien

The call for applications is now open for the annual Ph.D.-level course on “International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills,” organized by the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) in collaboration with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and its Mediation Program.

The course will cover academic, policy and practitioner perspectives on international mediation, and review the scholarly literature, explore relevant theories, and learn from senior mediation practitioners. Participants will also develop skills in conflict analysis, strategic planning for peacemaking, and mediating agreements between conflict parties. The geographic focus will be mainly, but not exclusively, on the Middle East.

The course will be held at PRIO from May 30-June 3, 2022. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2022.

More information is available on the PRIO website or by contacting Laurie Nathan, director of the Mediation Program and professor of the practice of mediation, at